A Short Summary Of 1838: A Bloody Year

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1838: A Bloody Year After the raids in the early months of 1838, an American organization calling themselves the Canadian Refugee Relief Association launched an invasion against Upper Canada . They numbered twenty-six and were led to believe that a party of over twenty-five thousand Canadians were waiting to be “liberated” from British rule. The Iroquois joined the fray and hunted the rebels down. The leader, James Morreau was captured and executed. The rest of the invaders were either deported to penal colonies or imprisoned. A policy of leniency was requested by the American government but met with contempt by British officials. In the fall of 1838, Robert Nelson and the Frères Chasseurs launched an invasion in Lower Canada with weapons
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